It turns out that the phone that I wanted to bring from Sprint to Verizon was simply not compatible.
So this evening, with the aid of Craigslist, I got a cheap phone so that I have something that I can use at the office. (No phone, but I have a phone number and voice mail, not figured out why, but it's more convenient to use the cell phone, at least until I couldn't.)
All back to normal now though.
Went through ads, found a phone with more computing power than the entire Apollo program new for 70 bucks.
It's not ruggedized, but it does have a removable battery, and it's new in the box, a Moto E6.
So I gotta phone, and my Bluetooth so I can go hands free during meetings.
Royal PITA though.
Also, It appears that I have about a dozen updates to download.